Friday, September 08, 2017

"Passages" by Anne Hamre - An Epic Journey of a Family from Wales to Australia to British Columbia

I love this book, "Passages," because I felt as if author Anne Hamre took me on a journey, following the fictionalized version of her ancestors. From the initial meeting between Anne Roberts and Frank Evans, we are privy to the development of their relationship - from friendship, to courtship, to marriage.

Anne's patience is sorely tried as Frank experiments with several plans to be able to start a dairy farm. Wales is not promising, so he tries Australia, and finally British Columbia. The author is a historian, so she combines meticulous research with the voice of a gifted story teller in crafting a novel around the bare facts she has unearthed about her adventurous ancestors. This book is informative and inspiring.



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